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Hi Guys and Gals,I have never done any of the shotgun games but I would like to take up one of them but I don`t know which one.I have an Over/Under and I have a Pump shotgun in 12 Ga.So whats the difference between the 3 shotgun games and is one easyer than the others?Thanks in advance
 

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Take up all three!Seriously, try them all for a while, and keep doing the ones that you enjoy.I avoided skeet for a long time but now I'm getting more into it. There is also a game called five-stand which I like to shoot. I've only seen it at one local place and I get the impression from discussions on here that the difficulty of five-stand can vary greatly from one place to another. Skeet and trap should be about the same wherever you go. Sporting clays is never the same, but that's what makes it interesting. Casual ShooterStill dreaming of the day when I am second best.
 

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Gordon, thanks for the link its always good to know you get it right sometimes :) As to which one you should pick? I think skeet is easier if for no other reason that the shots are all short and have a consistent presentation. Trap targets are shot at farther range and the variable aspect makes them a bit more difficult. Sporting clays is going to offer the most variety of shots that simulate a wide variety of hunting situations and unless you shoot the same course they all vary.The o/u is a good choice for all three, the pump is fine for trap but may take away a little on the doubles shot in skeet and sporting clays depending on your shooting experience.
 

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I guess it will have to be Trap that I shoot.The club that I belong to only has Trap fields and no skeet ot sporting clays fields so I guess my decision is an easy one.Thanks for the replies guys.
 

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Let's see now...I usually miss a few in trap, a few more in skeet and Sporting?-don't ask! Seriously though, each is a disipline in itself, and from the posts already made all I can add is be sure to try Sporting. It is THE BEST by far. If you like wing shooting you should love Sporting-just don't expect to do well the first few times you try it, and don't let your scores discourage you from trying again. As a matter of fact, don't even keep score-just enjoy the experience!
 
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